Friday, September 23, 2022
Chocolate of the Day
Mango Tango (bar)
Weight: 1.23 oz. (35 g.) / 2.47 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 170 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.49 for 1 bar (plus seasonal warm weather shipping charge)
Purchased from: Zotter, online order
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Mango Theme Week.
Today's Mango Tango bar was made in Austria and distributed by Zotter US LLC (Fort Myers, FL).
Zotter offers a seemingly endless variety of very thinly layered, "hand-scooped" chocolate covered bars (as well as a line of pure chocolate/bean-to-bar offerings). I have the impression the team (Josef Zotter and family, and almost 200 employees worldwide) are having fun.*
The creative bar flavors are matched with colorful, iconic illustrations by artist/designer, Andreas H. Gratze, on the packaging.
Aroma notes for today's Mango Tango filled bar included: dark chocolate, sweet mango candy/confection and freshly squeezed citrus (sweet lime, lemon).
Precisely executed thin layers were/are key to the overall taste. A well-tempered, very thin layer of 70% dark chocolate (shell) broke with a light crunch (at room temperature); and that contrasted with two layers of softer fruit filling that contained a tiny shred or two of citrus (lemon) peel.
The dark, slightly earthy flavored chocolate shell added flavor depth to (and balanced) the lighter and brighter, tart-sweet, authentic-tasting mango and lemon layers. This Mango Tango bar was rich and sweet enough to be a high-end confection, packaged in bar form.
Ingredients: Organic, fair trade cane sugar; organic, fair trade cocoa mass; organic, fair trade cocoa butter; organic glucose syrup; milk; organic mango puree; organic dried mangos; organic lemon juice; dry whole milk; dry skim milk yoghurt; dry skim milk; organic lemon juice concentrate; organic, fair trade cashews; dry sweet whey; organic soy lecithin; organic, fair trade dark brown cane sugar; organic lemon powder [organic lemon juice concentrate, organic corn starch, organic sugar]; organic turmeric; salt; organic vanilla bean powder; organic cinnamon.
Organic [90% organic]; Fair Traded, Fair Trade [content in total: 75%]
Allergen-related information: Contains milk, cashews, soy. Manufactured on equipment that processes other tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and sesame.
*Filled bar flavors include: traditionally inspired "classic" bars such as hazelnut and pistachio praline layered bars or coffee bars; creative fruit blends (Tangerine, Matcha and Coconut and today's Mango Tango); slightly boozy flavors (Whisky, Port Wine and Fig); various winter holiday bars (with and without spirits); and just plain fun layered flavors like Cola and Popcorn.